Nagarajan 2012 Survivors

Title Information

Author: Chitra Nagarajan

Title: An Appraisal of Rwanda’s Response to Survivors Who Experienced Sexual Violence in 1994

Subtitle: -

Journal: Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies

Volume: 10

Issue: -

Year: Spring 2012

Pages: 108-131

ISSN: 1545-6196 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Rwandan History | Types: Genocidal Rape / Rwandan Genocide

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Abstract: »Despite commitment to the rights of women and recognition of the prevalence of rape during the genocide, the Rwandan government has been slow to offer legal redress and medical treatment. The government is prioritizing the construction of a sense of nationhood and continuation of its own power over the needs of survivors. The result is that many women are slowly dying without reparation, healthcare, counseling or seeing perpetrators brought to justice.« (Source: Wagadu)


  Introduction (p. 108)
  Background (p. 110)
  Life for Rape Survivors in Rwanda (p. 114)
  Gacaca (p. 115)
  Investigation and Prosecution of Rape (p. 117)
  Implications of Governmental (In)Action (p. 121)
  Conclusion (p. 122)
  References (p. 124)

Wikipedia: Genocidal rape: Rape during the Rwandan Genocide, Rwandan Genocide

Added: June 22, 2013 – Last updated: December 6, 2014